The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ekiti State chapter,
will shut down all tertiary institutions in the state tomorrow to protest the hike in the price of petrol by the federal government.
NANS, in a statement by the President of the chapter, Shina Awopeju, at the weekend said the astronomical increase of the petrol pump price from N87 to N145 by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is ‘’cruel, wicked, insensitive and brazenly oppressive.”
Awopeju said all the tertiary institutions in the state, both private and public, would be shut down on May 17 in protest if
President Buhari refuses to reverse the policy which he described as ill-timed and obnoxious.
The students’ leader averred that the ‘unwarranted’ increase would exacerbate the level of inflation in the already debased economy and exert untold hardship on poor Nigerians.